Storm Eleanor @ BHX (A380, 2×737)

Storm Eleanor @ BHX (A380, 2×737)The first named storm to hit the UK in 2018, peaking around midday in Birmingham on January 3.

The maximum recorded gust at the airport was just over 40mph, though most were 30-35mph. Wind direction was about 40 degrees off a crosswind.

Most of the action happened on the approach, where the conditions caused wobbles and wing-flexing, but touchdowns went pretty smoothly – eg the A380 here looked as though it might be in for a rough landing, but a neat flick of the rudder sorted things out.

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